Watcher Harbour in West Somerset

Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Watchet

A spectacular coastline and all the attractions of a classic seaside resort can be enjoyed on self-catering holidays in Watchet. This charming harbour town lies on the eastern edge of Exmoor National Park, overlooking the Bristol Channel. With its old working harbour, bustling marina and quaint streets, it’s easy to see why holidaymakers have been drawn to this Somerset community for centuries. Watchet has two glorious beaches: Helwell Bay, famous for its fossils, and West Street, home to striking rock formations, a delightful boating lake and a labyrinth of rockpools. The town centre is packed with unique attractions, including England’s longest heritage steam railway (the West Somerset Railway), a fossil beach and a variety of nostalgic seaside amusements. Exploring Watchet’s narrow streets, you’ll discover a selection of independent businesses, from traditional tearooms and gift shops to stylish bars and restaurants. Don’t miss Contains Art, a brilliant venue on the quayside where exhibitions and events are held.

A two-storey converted bakery cottage behind wrought-iron railings in an elevated position above a village street.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Bakery is a modern and welcoming romantic cottage spread over two floors in Watchet. The Somerset coastal cottage rests in a quiet corner of the seaside town. It boasts a cosy wood burner, an open-plan design, a lovely garden and patio and the promise of a memorable holiday among sandy beaches.

  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Small Cottages
A 2-storey holiday cottage in Watchet with a gabled porch opening onto a village street.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3

Situated just 100 yards from Watchet marina is Cuain Cottage, a new holiday cottage in this lovely seaside town of Somerset. The coastal cottage features exposed beams, original features, and contemporary comforts and is just a hop and step away from the beaches and attractions of Watchet.

  • Accessible By Train
  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
Wood and glass panelled exterior of a luxury Watchet holiday cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Welcome to Pebble Lodge, a contemporary holiday haven near Watchet on the captivating West Somerset coast. Our pet-friendly accommodation is tailor-made for couples seeking a delightful self-catering retreat, providing a serene escape for up to four guests within two charming bedrooms. With its enclosed decking area and private parking, Pebble Lodge offers a delightful blend of comfort and convenience, nestled in close proximity to both the beach and the picturesque countryside. It's an ideal choice for those seeking relaxation or adventure along the Exmoor coastline.

  • Agency Cottages
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Eco Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
A bungalow surrounded by lawns and open countryside.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Pippins is a charming detached cottage that provides a romantic getaway for couples in Old Cleeve, a coastal village located in West Somerset. This award-winning cottage offers guests the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil holiday in one of the most beautiful regions of England, positioned perfectly between the rolling Quantock Hills and the stunning Bristol Channel coast. It boasts a sunroom and delightful grounds, making it an ideal choice for a romantic retreat.

  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Countryside Cottages
  • Cycling Holidays
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
A white-rendered Watchet holiday cottage with a palm tree in its plant-filled garden.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

6 Malthouse Court is a coastal cottage boasting contemporary chic. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps four and occupies an ideal location near the marina in Watchet, offering natural light, sophisticated comfort, a delightful courtyard and open-plan design, and proximity to the coast of Somerset.

  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Cycling Holidays
  • Dog-Friendly Holiday Cottages
  • Romantic Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Small Cottages
  • Walking Holidays
Entrance and front windows of seaside shop converted to a holiday cottage.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

48 Swain Street is a large, beautifully furnished Somerset seaside holiday cottage in Watchet. This charming coastal cottage sleeps up to eight guests in four bedrooms on three floors. The cottage lies in the heart of Watchet, within a leisurely stroll of the attractive harbourside, a choice of shops, pubs, restaurants, and the West Somerset railway station (for steam trains to Minehead and Bishops Lydeard).

  • Accessible By Train
  • Active Holidays
  • Agency Cottages
  • Child-Friendly Cottages
  • Coastal Cottages
  • Luxury Holiday Cottages
  • Short Breaks
  • Walking Holidays

Watched from one side by an old lighthouse and from the other by a statue of Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner, Watchet’s quayside is a delightful spot to enjoy ice cream and gaze out to sea. Several boats offer fishing trips, including Scooby Doo Too and Seafire. The countryside surrounding Watchet is some of Somerset’s most beautiful, with high, open moorland, breathtaking clifftop walks and enchanting woods to explore. Ramble along a section of the renowned Coleridge Way or Mineral Line, or look out for dolphins and seals from the Somerset Coast Path.

From your holiday cottage in Watchet, many of Southwest England’s best destinations will be a short drive away. Head west and enter Exmoor National Park, where deer and wild ponies can be spotted against huge skies and swathes of purple heather. The park is dotted with castles, grand country homes and cosy, old pubs. There’s no more relaxing way to take in the stunning scenery of the Quantock Hills and Bristol Channel than from a traditional steam train carriage on the West Somerset Railway, which passes through the centre of Watchet.

Villages with Holiday Cottages in the Quantocks

Bicknoller

Blue Anchor

Crowcombe

Halse

Huish Champflower

Kilve

Monksilver

Nether Stowey

Old Cleeve

Stogumber

Washford

Williton

Wiveliscombe